There has been much ado about mineral sunscreens and all that buzz needs to be heeded. Why? Simply because the chemicals that are found in chemical sunscreens seep into our bloodstream.
Yes, you read that right.
Chemical Sunscreens and Your Body
A recent study by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) confirmed this fact. According to the FDA, if a sunscreen chemical exceeds a blood concentration of 0.5ng/mL, this indicates potential concerns with that ingredient. Therefore, it should undergo further “nonclinical toxicology assessment including systemic carcinogenicity and additional developmental and reproductive studies.”
The FDA study included 24 healthy participants with a medium age of 35 years. They were divided into four subgroups with each group trying a specific form of chemical sunscreen: two sprays, one lotion, and one cream. Researchers applied sunscreen on the participants four times a day for four days and collected 30 blood samples over a seven-day period.
The results were astounding. Blood concentrations greater than 0.5ng/mL were found for all chemical sunscreen ingredients that were tested, including avobenzone, oxybenzone, and octocrylene. And this was just after the first day of application.
Why should we care? For starters, because the thought of having chemicals seep into your bloodstream is unnerving. Especially when it concerns a product that should be used daily to protect your skin from the harmful UVB and UVA rays.
Is there a safer alternative? Yes!
Think zinc oxide and titanium dioxide! Here are 8 reasons why you should ditch the chemicals and make the move to a mineral sunscreen.
With mineral sunscreen’s broad-spectrum protection and chemical-free ingredients, you can practice safe sun with a solid peace of mind.
Always talk to a skincare professional – here’s how you can find one: https://www.alumiermd.ca/find_a_professional
All of AlumierMD’s broad-spectrum sunscreens are mineral-based.
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